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Regions of the Great Heresy: Bruno Schulz, a Biographical Portrait

Regions of the Great Heresy: Bruno Schulz, a Biographical Portrait

by Jerzy Ficowski
     
 

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"A prolonged labor of love [and] a model of a kind of penetrating adoration."—Richard Bernstein, New York Times
Sixty years after his murder by the Nazis, Bruno Schulz, one of the twentieth century's greatest and most enigmatic writers, is experiencing a renaissance in part occasioned by this biography by the renowned Polish poet Jerzy Ficowski. Widely

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"A prolonged labor of love [and] a model of a kind of penetrating adoration."—Richard Bernstein, New York Times
Sixty years after his murder by the Nazis, Bruno Schulz, one of the twentieth century's greatest and most enigmatic writers, is experiencing a renaissance in part occasioned by this biography by the renowned Polish poet Jerzy Ficowski. Widely regarded as the world's foremost authority on Schulz, Ficowski reconstructs the author's life story and evokes the fictional vision of his best-known works, The Street of Crocodiles and Sanatorium Under the Sign of the Hourglass. Including many of Schulz's paintings and letters as well as new information on the Mossad's removal of Schulz's murals from Poland in 2001, this book will stand for years to come as the definitive account of the author's tragic life. Developed for publication by The Jewish Heritage Project's International Initiative for Literature of the Holocaust.

Editorial Reviews

John Updike
“Bruno Schulz was one of the great writers....[His] verbal art strikes us—stuns, even—with its overload of beauty.”
Jaroslaw Anders - The New Republic
“Without Ficowski there would be no Schulz, just as without Max Brod, there would be no Kafka.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780393325478
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
04/12/2004
Pages:
282
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.64(d)

Meet the Author

Jerzy Ficowski, a poet, has studied Bruno Schulz's life since the 1940s.

Theodosia Robertson is an associate professor of history at the University of Michigan.

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